Bob Taylor is the CEO of First Ark Group, which operates in Merseyside, UK. Merseyside is an area which has above average levels of unemployment, health problems and deprivation. First Ark Group's approach to solving problems within its communities is investment-led; its strategy minimises reliance on grants and maximises the recycling of funds.
Bob is a strong advocate for the social economy, getting regular invites to speak at social value and social investment events.
“There will never be enough investment, so it’s our task to get as much as possible from the investment that is available and make it go further than ever before,” explains the CEO of UK-based First Ark Group.